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For today’s photo challenge, we took a the question of the day right off our Ask.com homepage, “Which cartoon was used to sell the idea of income tax?”
Except on Instagram we were very nice and gave you the hint: It’s a Disney character…
If you guessed Donald Duck, you were correct!
Earlier this year Huffington Post reported:
“In 1943, the Treasury Department turned to the Donald — in technicolor! — to help communicate the importance of the income tax to the American people, most of whom had never paid income tax before (only the wealthy paid income taxes pre-World War II).
Entitled “The New Spirit,” in the video Donald Duck is brainwashed, er convinced, by the voice inside of a radio that it is his patriotic duty to pay an income tax.”
Watch the video for yourself!
- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com